Climate Sensitive Regional Architecture from a Forgotten Modern Master

Course# Met112
This course is AIA/CES registered for 1LU/HSW.

Vladimir Ossipoff is a legend in Hawaiian Modernism. He creatively melded native architectural ideas, Japanese craft, and Modernist principles with an eye always toward open breezy comfort in Hawaii’s hot and rainy environment. The article “Modern Paradise” from the May 2008 issue of Metropolis explores Ossipoff’s architectural maneuvers, offering lessons and advice for creating sustainable, climate sensitive works of beauty.

– Identify aspects of regional modernism that provide timeless lessons for sustainable building
– List architectural elements that contribute to passive comfort specifically in Hawaii’s climate
– Explain the significance of architect Vladimir Ossipoff’s oeuvre in the context of today’s conversation about sustainable design

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“Modern Paradise” © 2008 by Bellerophon Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.

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